“The new headteacher is ambitious for the school and, in a short space of time, has set a clear agenda for its future development that is focused sharply on continued improvement. Staff are enthusiastic and confident about the future success of the school as a result.” - Ofsted
I am very proud as the Headteacher, to welcome and introduce you to Stockport School.
Stockport School has a rich history and tradition which dates back over 135 years. Stockport School first opened in 1888, before moving to the beautiful traditional school buildings on its present site on Mile End Lane in 1938. During those years, the school has played a crucial role in shaping the lives of thousands of Stockport boys and girls – teaching them academic and practical skills to prepare them for life’s journey. Stockport School has since become very much part of the 21st century. With almost 1350 students on roll, it is a thriving, dynamic and successful school, and continues to be one of the most popular and over-subscribed schools in Stockport.
The original Latin school motto, which it still retains today, is “Velis et Remis” which translates to “with Sails and Oars”. It describes going ‘all out’ or ‘pulling out all the stops’ to accomplish a feat. The meaning of the original motto is still very much evident in the culture of high expectation, dedication and commitment that our staff and students display in their work and study.
The meaning of the original motto is still very much evident in the culture of high expectation, dedication and commitment that our staff and students display in their work and study.
As a school, we insist on personal best as a consistent goal, and take pride in everything that we do. Our students are taught to be responsible citizens and to develop an understanding of the difference that they can make to the world around them. Our school community is respectful, caring and supportive, and as such, creates an environment where students are prepared and ready to excel in everything that they do.
I invite you to explore our Website to learn more about the unique educational experience offered by Stockport School.
Mr I. Irwin BA (Hons), MSc, NPQH, NPQEL